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PLMA Cancels November Show; Plans Feb. 1-5 Virtual Event

The Private Label Manufacturers Association has canceled its Nov. 15-17 show and will instead host PLMA Live! Presents Private Label Week a virtual event set for February 1-5, 2021. The change comes because of continuing uncertainties concerning the health and safety of participants at large-scale, in-person gatherings. PLMA said it would return to its annual […]

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Dan Lehtonen

Industry Veteran Dan Lehtonen, 60, Killed in Crash

Dan Lehtonen, a well-known frozen food industry executive, was killed Aug. 17 in a car accident in Tooele County. He was 60 and lived in Draper, Utah. A life-long food industry veteran, he held leadership positions with Good Karma Foods, Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, and spent nearly 20 years with Schwan’s Consumer […]

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‘For manufacturers that are too small to be a priority at a larger provider, the RLS network provides the ideal combination of responsive service and scalability.’ Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based RLS Logistics ( has created a joint venture allowing customers to work with regional family-run cold storage providers nationwide. Small- and mid-sized manufacturers of frozen and […]

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They’re for the best merchandising and marketing events in the industry during the March Frozen Food Month promotion. Another 37 silver awards will go to regional winners. The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Harrisburg, Pa., will present 25 Golden Penguin Awards to the national winners of its 2020 March Frozen Food Month promotion. Presentations […]

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Leading producer of pasture-raised eggs and butter has posted 33% CAGR in net revenue between 2015 and 2019.   Austin, Tex.-based Vital Farms, billed as the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs and butter and the second largest U.S. egg brand by retail dollar sales, filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and […]

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Plant-Based Mickey Mouse Nuggets

Battle Creek, Mich.-based Kellogg’s launches what it says is a category first under its Incogmeato by MorningStar Farms brand ( plant-based chicken nuggets shaped like Mickey Mouse. Made with non-GMO soy and natural colors and flavors, kid-friendly Mickey Chik’n Nuggets deliver 10 grams of complete protein per serving and are a good source of fiber […]

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Snack Packs

Schuman Cheese, Fairfield, N.J., pairs its most celebrated rBST-free Wisconsin cheeses with dried fruit and roasted nuts to create portable snack packs. Offered under the company’s flagship Cello brand (, they’re offered in two varieties: Fontal Cheese with dried blueberries and lemon praline almonds and Copper Kettle Cheese with lemon ginger cherries and praline pecans. […]

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Mini Pretzel Beer Brats

Thanks to a new licensing agreement, Wheeling, Ill-based Distinctive Foods ( expands its line of dough-wrapped proteins with Pabst Blue Ribbon Mini Pretzel Beer Brats. Described as a fun twist on classic pigs-in-a-blanket, the frozen appetizers feature miniature hardwood smoked bratwurst cooked with Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer using a decades-old family recipe and then wrapped […]

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